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Audit of Equinor – Snorre B

From 13 to 17 August 2018, we carried out an audit of drilling and emergency preparedness on the Snorre B facility.

Snorre is an oil field in the Tampen area of the North Sea, around 150 kilometres west of Florø. The field has been developed using two floating integrated production facilities, Snorre A and B, and one subsea template tied back to Snorre A. Statoil is the field's operator.

The objective of the audit was to verify robust planning and execution of drilling and well activities and safe operation, including the technical condition of well control equipment at Snorre B. We also verified that processes had been established to ensure compliance with the preconditions, limitations and recommendations in the emergency preparedness analysis for Snorre B and that these are communicated out to the emergency preparedness organisation, so that the operator maintains a robust and competent emergency preparedness organisation in a period of operating life extension.

The audit did not identify any non-conformities.

Two improvement points were identified in connection with:

Equinor has been given a deadline of 19 September 2018 to report on how the improvement points will be addressed.

Eileen Brundtland, press contact
Email: eileen.brundtland@ptil.no | +47 92 26 98 95